Does accreditation change how services are commissioned?

Healthcare services which are accredited provide commissioners and stakeholders with objective evidence that they:

  • Have been independently assessed and are given detailed feedback
  • Meet national quality standards
  • Provide consistently high quality of care
  • Constantly measure quality improvement
  • Have a robust management tool to identify areas for improvement
  • Provide value-for-money
  • Are accountable
  • Are transparent in how they deal with commissioners and patients

Accredited providers are confirming a commitment to quality improvement, risk mitigation, patient safety, as well as improving efficiency and accountability.

Click here to find out more about healthcare accreditation and here to read case studies of healthcare providers who achieved accreditation and what it did for the patients who use their services.

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